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BRA-53 [AMRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Center for Quality Control of Serology in Blood Banks

Director / Head: 
  Dr Marcia Mitiko OTANI
  Marcia Mitiko OTANI




Institution:
  Superintendência de Serologia e Controle de Qualidade
  Fundação Pro-Sangue-Hemocentro de São Paulo (FPS/HSP)
Address:
  Av. Dr. Enéas Carvalho de Aguiar, 155 - 1° andar, Cerqueira Cesar,
  05403-000
  São Paulo
Town:
  Sao Paulo
Country:
  BRAZIL
Region:
  AMRO
Phone:
  (55-11) 3061 5544 ext. 353
Fax:
  (55-11) 3088 8317
Date of Designation:
  22/May/1996
Last Redesignation:
  22/Jan/2014
Expiry:
  22/Jan/2018
Terms of Reference:
  1. To organize courses & workshops at FPSHSP: Preparation of serum panels & Evaluation of serological assays. 
  2. Coordination of proficiency tests in Central & South America and Caribbe region. 
  3. Collection & dissemination of information on the prevalence of communicable diseases in blood banks in Brazil & other countries of the Region. 
  4. Development & evaluation of new techniques for the diagnosis of diseases transmitted by blood. 
  5. Epidemiological evaluation of diseases transmitted through blood & which are not usually used in the serological composition of donors (p/ej. Parvovirus b19, malaria, CMV, etc.) 
  6. To organize courses & workshops at FPSHSP in Blood Screening technologies and theorical knowledge on the infectious diseases 
  7. Collaboration on developing the WHO/OPS International Biological Reference Preparations. 
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Subjects:
  1. Blood Transfusion Safety and Blood Products 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 11.2 - International norms, standards and guidelines for the quality, safety, efficacy and cost effective use of medical products and technologies developed and their national and/or regional implementation advocated and supported.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  PEREZ-ROSALES Maria Dolores
Phone:
 
Email:
  perezma@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  YU Junping
Phone:
  +41 22 79 12607
Email:
  yuj@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork